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Homeschooling Pros & Cons

The Ideal Placement

Wild plants grow freely and abundantly. Place them in an environment with more nutrients and water and remove the weeds and they grow huge. School is like taking many different plants and growing them all in the same size pots with the same growing conditions in an effort to make each plant turn out like every other. Homeschooling is like the nurturing environment.

Homeschooling is the ideal environment for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. It is much easier to meet many of their unique needs in a small, controlled, intimate setting.

Homeschooling Pros

The homeschooling parent has many advantages.

Homeschooling Cons

Are there potential disadvantages to homeschooling, in general, and specifically for deaf/hoh children?


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An article analysing the impact of school culture on evaluations and special needs services.

Home Schooling and Students in Special Education: Sorting Out the Options for Parents
Discussion of a variety of options for families homeschooling children with special needs.

Homeschooling Kids with Disabilities
"Homeschooling Kids With Disabilities offers information and support to people who have chosen to homeschool their children with special educational needs."

Common Concerns About Homeschooling
Discussion of common concerns parents have about homeschooling.

Handling Friends & Family
Suggestions for answering questions, handling delicate situations and setting good boundaries with family and friends regarding homeschooling.

Legal Issues
Special legal issues facing parents homeschooling children with disabilities.

It is the great triumph of compulsory government monopoly mass-schooling that among even the best of my fellow teachers, and among even the best of my students' parents, only a small number can imagine a different way to do things. - John Taylor Gatto

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